Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will open wide next week, following a flurry of publicity, both good and bad. From the recent hacking case with the perpetrators demanding a hefty ransom from Disney to prevent the film from leaking, to the negative headlines swirling around its leading man, Johnny Depp, one would be forgiven for thinking that the blockbuster is treading in muddy waters.

Initially, the film had been slated for a 2015 release, which was then pushed back twice due to script and budgeting issues. Its directors, Norwegian duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, had ...

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